Television Network Case Study
Structured Cabling and Equipment Overhaul
The scope of this project was to declutter and improve the network wiring of a major broadcasting company’s offices in Los Angeles. The building where these offices are located has a unique triangle shape and required working on the 9th and 10th floor. The company’s IT wanted to clean up their network wiring by removing dead and unplugged cables, while also upgrading their equipment with new network switches.
To Avoid Future Disaster and Downtime
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Television Network System Solution
The team completed the project in three different phases
To organize the network wiring, the first step was to review the equipment being worked on, as well as port mapping the location of every wire to ensure each new connection was consistent.
10th Floor: The TechVoo team removed the existing switch modules and labeled each wire that was left active on each switch to its corresponding port connection. The team rerouted all the ports that were on the old switches to the new core switch, which were installed with temporary patch cables. To improve cable management, wires with excessive length were replaced with ideal patch cables, inactive cables were removed, and custom cables were used to fill the remaining ports.
9th Floor: The team decommissioned the old network switches, rerouted the new cables from the production switch to the new core switch, and reran fiber lines as needed. Additionally, a new Opengear IM7200 Infrastructure Manager was set up and connected with the new core switch. The team also ran wires from the console ports and assisted in connecting the wireless controller to the core switch.
The network switches were upgraded from Cisco Catalyst 3500 and 6500 series to newer Catalyst 9410R switches.
The patch cables on both floors were replaced and remapped to make way for new CAT 6 thin cables. The team ran 48 lines from the 9th floor to the 10th floor to allow for communication between the two. As part of further equipment decommission and improvement, all the Wireless Access Points were replaced. The TechVoo crew adjusted to the scope of the project by working around the clock to accommodate business hours across different time zones.top
Television Network System Summery
The network will perform better and be easier to maintain.
The TechVoo team decommissioned and replaced old network switches to rearrange and organize network cables. As a result, the client’s new setup has less cable clutter, allowing for simple access.
Not only does the new network arrangement look better, but because of the enhancements and organization, the new network will perform better and be easier to maintain.top
Should structured cabling be used?
Yes, Because it will prevent network downtime.
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